Requests for Information Policy
EveryoneCounts aims to be a transparent and mindful company. In that spirit of transparency, this policy explains how we respond to requests for records or information about members of EveryoneCounts’ community.
1. EveryoneCounts Member Records and Information
Before you contact EveryoneCounts for records or information, first see if the information you are seeking is publicly available or request the records directly from the relevant EveryoneCounts member.
Some information about EveryoneCounts members, such as user name may be public and can be viewed by anyone at any time. In addition, EveryoneCounts members may have access to certain records by logging in to their accounts. For example, EveryoneCounts sellers can access and download sales records in .csv format, and all members can view their orders.
2. EveryoneCounts Requires Valid Legal Process
Legal process must contain enough identifying information so that EveryoneCounts can identify the member’s account. A common name, for example, does not uniquely identify a member’s account. Your legal process should include information such as an email address, transaction ID, username, shop name, or payment information.
3. Serving EveryoneCounts with Legal Process to Request Access to Member Information
All requests for member information must be made with valid and sufficient legal process. We may be able to expedite our review of your request if, in addition to providing us with proper legal service, you email a copy to email@example.com.
Receipt of legal process by these means is for EveryoneCounts’ convenience only and does not waive any objections, including lack of jurisdiction, subpoena power, or improper service.
As a US-based company, EveryoneCounts may require that non-US legal process be domesticated under a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (“MLAT”), letters rogatory, or section 1782 of the US code, as appropriate.
4. Emergency Circumstances
If your request for information involves an emergency regarding danger of death or serious physical injury to a member of the EveryoneCounts community or any member of the public, please contact your local law enforcement. If you are a law enforcement officer seeking information relating to such an emergency, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your official email address and provide the following:
- Your name and title, the government agency you work for, and your full contact information (government email address, phone number, and fax number);
- A summary of the facts about the emergency situation, including how the situation poses a danger of death or serious physical injury to an EveryoneCounts member or any person;
- The identity of the person or people who are in danger;
- The specific records sought and how they relate to the emergency; and
- Why legal process cannot be obtained and the records must be disclosed without delay.
5. Notice to the Member Whose Records Are Sought
When EveryoneCounts receives legal process seeking records or information about an EveryoneCounts member, EveryoneCounts may provide notice to that member, including a copy of the legal process. EveryoneCounts may also allow the member enough time to appear and object to the legal process in court, if necessary.
6. Requests for Witness Testimony
EveryoneCounts does not provide expert witnesses for trial or deposition. When EveryoneCounts produces records, we provide a standard records custodian declaration of authenticity. A live testimony by a records custodian is unnecessary because the records are self-authenticating.
7. Cost Reimbursement
EveryoneCounts may seek reimbursement for our costs directly incurred in searching for, assembling, collecting, and preparing records or information for production.
Last updated on August 23, 2021